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Low Profile Sinuous Slot Antenna for UWB Sensor Networks

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Košice, Letná 9, Košice 042 00, Slovakia
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Faculty of Aeronautics, Technical University of Košice, Rampová 7, Košice 041 21, Slovakia
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Institute for Computer Technologies and Information Security, Southern Federal University, Chekhova 2, Taganrog 347922, Russia
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Department of Radio Engineering Systems, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Professora Popova 5, Saint Petersburg 197376, Russia
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Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia
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Electronics 2019, 8(2), 127; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8020127
Received: 24 December 2018 / Revised: 17 January 2019 / Accepted: 21 January 2019 / Published: 25 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligent Antennas)
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This article describes the design and implementation of a low-profile sinuous slot antenna, intended for ultra-wideband (UWB) sensor networks, which can be produced on one conductive layer. The article explains the design and optimization of the sinuous slot antenna and its modifications, including its sinusoidal curve shape. Other modifications were aimed at optimizing the antenna feeding. Desirable properties of the designed and implemented antenna modifications were verified both by simulation and empirically. Experimental measurements of the antenna’s properties were carried out using a vector network analyzer in an anechoic chamber and also by a pulsed UWB radar in the frequency range from 0.1 to 6 GHz. The low-profile antennas were implemented on a Rogers RO3206 substrate. View Full-Text
Keywords: sinuous antenna; slot antenna; low-profile antenna; UWB antenna sinuous antenna; slot antenna; low-profile antenna; UWB antenna
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Gamec, J.; Repko, M.; Gamcová, M.; Gladišová, I.; Kurdel, P.; Nekrasov, A.; Fidge, C. Low Profile Sinuous Slot Antenna for UWB Sensor Networks. Electronics 2019, 8, 127.

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